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Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 10:44
Lyn wrote (see)
pansyface wrote (see)

And how is one supposed to take out a mortgage or even plan a monthly budget under those conditions?

The same as if they were on the dole or claiming benefits I suppose.

With regard to 12 hours a day shifts, then time off, isnt that what nurses do?

When we were grave digging we did exactly that, we could be flat out 7 days a week, digging on a Sunday as well, because next week there may not be one. Teaches you to budget. Dont spend a good weeks wages in one week, save some for next week.

Well, not really - as my daughter had no income for that summer at all - even with her very careful budgeting there was no way that her Student Loan was enough to cover the summer holidays as well as termtime.  She needed a job for the summer and thought she had one - she's a hard worker and happy to be flexible - but to be contracted to work for a company but not given any work - an invidious situation for anyone.

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 10:26

When she was a student my daughter signed up to a Zero hours contract with a sports retailer during the summer vacation - she did the Induction Day, was passed as Excellent, and never got another hour's work from them - but because she'd signed that she would be available for work she couldn't get another job that summer!  She was a mature student and was trying to support herself but couldn't get any help from Benefits with her housing or living expenses because she was a student - except from Bank of Mum

Zero Hours Contracts should be illegal!

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 09:35

My understanding is that the Site Feedback area of the board is intended for comments regarding the editorial content and features of the Gardener's World website.

Replies to posts on the forum are obviously encouraged - however there are rules as Obelixx has quoted.

If you believe that a topic is inappropriate for discussion on this forum then the Report to Moderators facility should be used.

the great advert take over bid

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 08:16

You could do one of those speeches Panda - you know, 'This isn't just for me, it's for my parents, my OH, Daniel Haynes and the tech team, my primary school teacher who inspired me, and everyone who knows me .......... '

The Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 07:13
BobTheGardener wrote (see)

....saying that he wasn't really a gardener.  That much was obvious when he put some half-mashed garlic straight in a hand sprayer with about a cup of water (despite saying a litre) and spraying it as a jet rather than a spray.  In reality an unstrained mix like that would block it solid in a few seconds and take half an hour to clean out!  ...

Yes - I thought exactly the same!   And he may not be a gardener, but he is a scientist!!!


chicky wrote (see)

I agree too - think DG has mellowed over the years......

Not enough!


Posted: 22/01/2015 at 07:07

I would do it in the early spring, before the bulbs have started into growth. 

I wouldn't do it now while the ground is so cold and wet.

Sorry to hear about your leg - hope you've fully recovered.  I fractured my wrist last autumn - now, like you I'm behind with lots of gardening jobs I had planned to do - but  hopefully I'll catch up in the spring


Posted: 22/01/2015 at 06:54

Or what about The Gower?  Some of the best beaches in the world  

Only 230 miles from Sheffield.


Posted: 22/01/2015 at 06:46

Good morning BM   what exciting news!  What's your new garden like???

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 06:43

Absolutely no reason for you to feel a fraud Lyn - you're not an expert, you don't know what's happening. ((hugs)) 

You should be getting support from someone, a Macmillan nurse or Marie Curie or whoever provides end of life support in your area.  There will be someone whose job it is to give you support as a carer, even if it's just at the end of a phone line.  Please ask the doctor about this - he/she can easily make a referral.


Posted: 22/01/2015 at 06:36

Good morning all   Ice here but no snow.

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